Certificate Program and Professional Diploma in Astrology

Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. 

Jillian Clemmons, a graduate from the Kepler Certificate Program in the fall of 2017, posted this video on her website describing her experience at Kepler and how she feels about getting formal astrological education. She also has an article on her experiences setting up her astrological business. 

 

 

To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have

  • Accsess to the student resource center
  • Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
  • Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
  • Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
  • Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
  • Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
  • Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete 
  • Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts. 
  • Chart Calculation

    Chart Calculation Primary Instructor: Christine Arens The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes. They are also part of the guided learning series. Read More
  • E260 Mesoamerican Astrology

    E260 Mesoamerican Astrology INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield, PhD In Mesoamerican astrology, multiple units of time become signs. Learn how to work with this fascinating and unique tradition! There are four major, world-class astrological traditions: The Western astrological tradition that grew out of the Near East, Mediterranean and Arab cultures; Indian astrology (Jyotish) that was strongly influenced by Greek astrology around 300 B.C.; Read More
  • E300 Astrological Heritage

    E300 Astrological Heritage Instructor: Inga Thornell Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
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  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield. Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize Read More
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. It takes the astrological chart apart to help you understand what the core symbols of astrology represent. By the end of the course, you Read More
  • W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools

    W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice Read More
  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.  A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client Read More
  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you. Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using the natal chart Read More
  • W110 Fundamentals V: Moving the Chart Part 1

    W110 Fundamentals V: Moving the Chart Part 1 Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis.  This group of courses examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective is for students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the Read More
  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Moving the Chart Part 2

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Moving the Chart Part 2 Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. W111 continues the examination of the development of modern Western interpretive movement methods based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Students will continue learning to effectively use the graphic ephemeris with these additional tools as they refine their interpretation skills.
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  • W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting

    W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting Primary Instructors: Judith Holloway and Gloria Scigliano Prerequisite: W110, W111 or knowledge of movement techniques such as transits, progressions, directions, lunar phases Your client asks a question about what's coming. You know you the techniques for transits, progressions, directions or other methods of moving the chart in time, but how do you select which technique is the most effective? How do you Read More
  • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology

    WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis, Bob Glasscock and Donna Van Toen.  In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling, and to the process of working on relationship issues with clients, including finding relationships in the chart, organizing a session, methods of delivering content, ethical issues and referral strategies. Read More
  • WR202A Children's Charts and Temperament by Cornelia Hansen

    WR202A Children's Charts and Temperament by Cornelia Hansen Instructor: Cornelia Hansen Using a chart to determine an individual's psychological temperament has ancient origins. This course applies that knowledge to better understand children. Read More
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5-week courses

  • CS151 Dignities and Debilities

    CS151 Dignities and Debilities Why use Essential Dignities? Because they are a crucial part of good interpretation.This is especially true is you want to work with forecasting (particularly horary and electional astrology).  Read More
  • WR202A Children's Charts and Temperament by Cornelia Hansen

    WR202A Children's Charts and Temperament by Cornelia Hansen Instructor: Cornelia Hansen Using a chart to determine an individual's psychological temperament has ancient origins. This course applies that knowledge to better understand children. Read More
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